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Roster of the field officers in the Pasquotank County Militia, including cover letter from Robert Murden to Arthur Dobbs
Murden, Robert
December 18, 1754
Volume 22, Pages 344-345

A Separate List of the Captains & Field officers in the Regiment of said County, Vizt.:

Robert Murden, Colonel; Thomas Taylor, Lieutenant-Colonel; Jarvis Jones, Major.

First. Samuel Lowemon, Captain, whose Company begins at The Mouth of Pasquotank River and bounded by Arronose Creek, containing 51 men.

Second. Captain, Josiah Nash; bounded by Arronose and on the North side of Pasquotank River to Fork Bridge, containing 62 men.

Third. Captain, Nehemiah Jones; bounded on the Fork Creek on the North Side of Pasquotank River and bounded on the upper of said County, containing 68 Men.

Fourth. Captain, Griffin Jones bounded by Indian Town Bridge and on Arronose Creek, containing 51 Men.

Fifth. Captain, Benjamin Palmer; beginning at the Mouth of Pasquotank on the Southwest Side of ye Same up as Far as Newbegun Creek, containing 62 Men, together with the Quakers. David Davis is dead.

Sixth. Captain, Samuel Hieghe; bounded on Newbegun Creek and The said Pasquotank River & up the same to Nobs Crook Creek, containing 76 men, together with the Quakers. William Martin is dead.

Seventh. Captain, William Abre Crombie; bounded on Nobs Crook Creek from thence binding Pasquotank River to the Head of the same, containing 50 men.

Eighth. Captain, Hennery Delon; bounded on Symond Creek and on Little River, running up the same on the west side to the Head of ye Same, containing 95 men, together with the Quakers.

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May it Please your Excellency:

I beg leave in Pursuance of the third Article of your Excellency’s Instructions to Recommend David Davis in the Room & District of Samuel Heith, deceased; & William Martin in the Room & District of William Abercrombie, deceased.

Submitted to your Excellency by your Dutiful
& Obedient Servant,

Pasquotank, December 18th, 1754.

In answer to the first Article I have enclosed your Excellency an Exact Muster Roll of the Regiment of Pasquotank County & a separate List of the Several Field Officers and Captains in said Regiment According to their Senority & Describing the District of each Company.

Third Article your Excellency is acquainted above.

The fifth: There is no Arms nor Ammunition belonging to his Majesty’s Stores in said Regiment, nor any Indians in the neighborhood of said Regiment.

The defects of the Militia Law w’th such further necessary Regulations is Humbly submitted to Your Excellency

By your Dutiful & Obedient Servant,

Pasquotank County, December 18th, 1754.